By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Buruku Youth Visionary Movement (BYVM) has alleged that certain forces have conspired to deny the people of Buruku Federal Constituency, in Benue state, a fair representation at the House of Representatives.
The movement in a statement issued yesterday by its Coordinator, Simon Aondona, said its position was necessitated by series of cancellation of bye-election between Mr. Sekav Iyortyom and Hon. Emmanuel Orker-Jev, who is already in the House of Representatives.
“The Buruku Youth Visionary Movement is seriously concerned that the Buruku Federal Constituency bye-election that was scheduled for August 23rd, 2014 has been suspended indefinitely. This is after the election initially slated for July 19, 2014 had earlier been shifted to the new date of August 23rd, only to be suspended again.
“We recall that the Supreme Court had on the 30th of May 2014 ordered that the Buruku Federal Constituency seat at the House of Representatives be vacated by Hon. Emmanuel Orker-Jev and that a fresh election be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Constituency within 90 days”.
The movement further called on INEC, to conduct the bye-election without further delay to enable the constituency have a representation.